Buford moves closer to Town Park Center

BUFORD — The Buford City Commission took its next step Wednesday night in bringing the Buford Town Park Community Center/Theater to reality.

In the latest development, the Commission voted to issue $10 million in general obligation bonds through the People’s Bank & Trust, a local establishment in the city. The $14,961,000 project, which also includes a civic center, will include 36 subcontractors plus an architect, and will take about 18 months to complete.

In other business, the commission:

• Approved the 2010-11 health and dental insurance renewals, and adopted the proposed fee schedule for city employees.

• Authorized the submittal of a letter to the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District objecting to Buford being included in certain regulatory matters.

• Approved a memorandum of agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for roadway lighting.

• Adopted the intergovernmental agreement with Hall County regarding Emergency Management.

• Gave the city manager permission to proceed with buying land for the Southside Sewer Plant Expansion Project.

• Approved a special assessment for the completion of road paving at Stone Crest subdivision.

• Approved a hardship submission to install temporary use facilities for Faith Free Full Gospel Church, 539 Washington St.

• Granted requests from Erika Clanton, 5400-A Shadburn Ferry Road, and Raymond’s Automotive, 151 S. Harris St., to operate auto repair shops.

• Approved a request from Atlanta Luxury Motors, 2850 Buford Highway, for a used car lot.

• Agreed to give Nayan Patel, 4949 Friendship Road, Suite 100, a special-use permit to operate a dry cleaners’ drive-through.